Clean Water & Sanitation

Johnson & Johnson scrubs environmentally damaging microbeads

Microbeads are the tiny plastic balls that you find in face and shower creams, designed to help exfoliate the skin. The major problem with these beads is their size - they’re too small to be caught by our water filtration systems, and so end up out at sea.

Kimberly-Clark shows how Toilets Change Lives

In the West, we may complain if we have to use a restroom with no paper or a broken seat, but more than two billion people around the world - almost a third of the population - don’t even have access to clean water and basic sanitation.

Levi Strauss pioneers 100% water recycling in production

Levi Strauss was the first company in the apparel industry to develop a comprehensive life cycle system to recycle and reuse water.

Levi Strauss tells a life cycle story in its report

For many companies telling the story about sustainability efforts tends to dwell on operational endeavors and philanthropic activities.

Marks & Spencer shows retailers how to turn the taps off

Marks & Spencer became the first retailer certified to the Carbon Trust’s Water Standard for the UK and Ireland (it also a

Marks & Spencer supports water stewardship in South Africa

M&S, in collaboration with the WWF, identified “water risk hotspots” in the Western Cape of Africa.

Nike sets water efficiency standards and shares them

Nike has set a goal to improve its water efficiency by 15% per unit in apparel materials dyeing and finishing, and in footwear manufacturing between 2011 and 2015 fiscal years.

Oxfam 3D prints its way to offering better sanitation

After many major disasters, such as the conflicts in Syria and Iraq and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the largest losses of life can come from the spread of disease through poor sanitation. Without the proper equipment to clean and rid themselves of the harmful bacteria, people remain at high risk of spreading diseases such as cholera, dysentery and malaria.

Patagonia's strategy for measuring its water footprint

Patagonia is working to understand how much water goes into making its products. Environmental assessments are done to determine environmentally-conscious fibers, recycled material, and organic cotton (grown with drip irrigation) that is suitable for use in their clothing and prod

PAX embraces nature's flow to reduce energy

From understanding how wind and water moves to knowing how energy can flow into central electricity grids, our understanding of flow has long been locked in a man-made and mechanical concept.

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